missing hard drive in "My Computer"

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by vtkahns, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. vtkahns

    vtkahns Guest

    After a few installs of various updates, windows site and otherwise, my hard drive is missing from the "My computer" view. As this is the box that comes up when attaching / saving things, this is proving to be a pain.

    I have another drive I can put in , in addition to the main one, and it shows up just fine.

    What can I try?
  2. Streamer

    Streamer Guest

    one possibility might be your jumper settings. have you set this up properly on said second hard drive?
  3. vtkahns

    vtkahns Guest

    I have changed no jumpers on drive 1 ever and it appeared fine before.

    I am suspecting some software "enhancement" from some of my software updates that hosed it. I am wondering if anyone know where in some config file, registry, etc that it keeps track of what it has..

    Is it possible that I added the other drive once and forgot to change the jumper from master to slave (as it is a master in the machine it came from)...

    But, once I pull it out , shouldn't it appear back to normal on the one drive left the I have never seen or moved the jumper on ?

  4. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

    just wondering: did you install drive image from nero? I did, and the next thing I knew my cd drives where gone. :eek:

    You could try a number of things:

    *system restore
    *tweakUI (you can check/uncheck the drives you want to see in 'my computer'
    *partition magic (maybe it's hidden?)
    *can you access the partition via command prompt?


  5. vtkahns

    vtkahns Guest

    ACtually, i did try a restore and all the restore points I pick, after it does the shut down and restarts, tells me it can't restore to that point. So, not sure why that is.

    I have tweak and C is selected...still, it does not show up.

    I don't have partition magic... I can access the thing just fine. It just doesn't appear in the my computer and when opening or saving things... In outlook express, when i go to attach a file to an email, I can't see the c drive to navigate to to select things from. I have to place a copy of what I want to attach in the shared documents folder and pick from there.

    If i click on teh shortcut to the c drive that I put on the desktop, it opens up fine..looks fine. I cannot drag it to my computer and have tried all settings places I can find..sort of uninstalling the drive, and rendering my machine useless perhaps..

    If I then click on the folders button, and it looks more like Explore, i can see the c drive at the bottom of My computer, indented as if within in.

    I have attached some screen capture jpgs just for kicks.

    Bummer on me..

  6. Sage

    Sage Guest

  7. vtkahns

    vtkahns Guest

    Do I dare try it? Isn't a missing cd drive due to some uninstall of a program I don't have different that a missing c drive?

    I hate to delete stuff from the registry..make me nervous..

    I'll give it some thought.

  8. Yodums

    Yodums Guest

    Is it only My Computer?

    Make sure your drive is detected upon bootup and it's actually working. If it's a secondary drive and it's new, you probably need to fdisk it and format.

  9. Eve

    Eve Guest

    Same thing happened to me go to control panel, add hardware. It should automatically detect it for you through plug and play. if not click "yes I have already connected the hardware" then pick it from the list shown to you. If it's not in the list scroll down to the end and select "add a new hardware device" then follow the instructions from there.

    Good luck;)
  10. tmcnall

    tmcnall OSNN One Post Wonder

    I have the same problem as you exactly - how did you fix it. None of these suggestions were valid as far as I can tell